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August 31, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 18

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--August 31,197 5 Sunday uette-M*il · ~ CMriefttt. «*M Vif9*i» Days Long in New Hampshire CONCORD, N.H. u\P-The days begin early and end late for John A Durkin and Louis C. Wyman as the two candidates seek out New Hampshire voters in the final weeks of the nation's longest Senate campaign. Durkkn. a liberal Democrat and political newcomer, and Wyman. a conservative Republican and former five-term congressman, are the principal opponents in the closest Senate election battle in history. With only 17 days to go until a special runoff election Sept. 16. both sides concede that the race, once considered a shoo-in for Wyman. is now as much a tossup as ever. Both Wyman and Durkin are aware that of more than 220.COO ballots cast last November, the last official count had them only two votes apart. The outcome was so close that in July the U.S. Senate, after seven months of committee work and floor debate, said it could not determine a winner. Virtually every weekday the 39-year-old Durkin rises before 5:30 a.m. and begins Portuguese Commanders Order his rounds of factory gates, office buildings, picnics, and fairs. Wyman, 20 years Durkic's senior, hits the campaign circuit at much the same time and often does not stop until after dark. ·'I guess, both of them sometimes wonder if the next hand they shake isn't going to make the difference," quips a Manchester businessman who has seen both candidates come through his door. * · » WYMAN'S campagin workers concede his rugged schedule is in marked contrast to last fall's campaign. Wyman, then an incumbent congressman, rarely left Washington and was content with the slogan: "A good congressman will make a good senator." The former slate attorny general who made a name fof himself prosecuting alleged Communists in the 1950s has strong backing from Gov. Meldrim Thomson and from New Hampshire's only statewide newspaper, the Manchester Union Leader, run by conservative publisher William Loeb. During the past week, Wyman's role in the 1973 appointment of Ruth Farkas as ambassador to Luxembourg by then President Richard M. Nixon has increasingly become a campaign issue. The Watergate grand jury in Washington is trying to determine whether the ambassadorship was given to Mrs. Farkas, wife of a New York department store own- Defy LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Anti-Com- munist military commanders refused obedience Saturday to Gen. Vasco Goncalves as Portugal's new military chief and warned: "Either he goes or we go." Portuguese army unit's were put on alert amid reports that soldiers all over the country were choosing sides and the balance was tipping against Goncalves, considered a Communist party tool by his opponents. President Francisco da Costa Gomes' decision Friday to appoint Goncalves armed forces chief of staff worried Western diplomats, stunned civilian politicans and prompted quick anger and disobedience among moderate officers who had pushed for Goncalves' ouster as premier, a post he held until Friday. Claiming to express the wishes of 80 per cent of the armed forces and the over- · whelming majority of the people, nine sen- ', ior officers forming the spearhead of the ; anti-Goncalves forces announced they rejected the president's decision. Officials of non-Communist political parties who speak for four-fifths of the "· voters said privately the president's deci- '. sion had brought the nation closer to the threshhold of civil war. Socialist leader · Mario Scares said Goncalves' appoint', ment as chief of staff "will aggravate the ;. military and political problems facing the · country." '· A member of the dissident officers' . '. group told The Associated Press, however, "We believe the crisis can be settled without bloodshed." HE SAID the nine, all members of the military's ruling Revolutionary Council, had no objection to Costa Gomes' choice of Vice Adm. Jose Pinheiro de Azevedo to succeed Goncalves as head of government. "The problem is Vasco Goncalves, only Vasco Goncalves," he said. He added that the nine had been excluded from the council meeting where the surpise decision was taken, but they forcefully expressed their objections to the president before the council convened. The Group of Nine, as the group calls itself, includes commanders of two of Portugal's four military districts -- Brig. Gen. Carlos Charais of the central district and Brig. Gen. Pedro Pezerat Correia of the southern district. The spokesman said Charais and Pezer- at Correia were refusing to obey Concalves' orders. Charais, who stated publicly Thursday his troops and the civilians in his region would not accept a new dictatorship, made a special trip to Lisbon Friday to take his case to the president. Promotional Spending Cited by GAO 'WASHINGTON - UPI - Rep. Edwin D. Eshleman said Saturday that a General Accounting Office survey of 25 government agencies shows that they spent more than 385 million on advertising and public relations during fiscal 1975. These agencies spent nearly ?89 million to buy media space or time, $52 million for commercial or professional services used in producing advertising and public relations materials and nearly $50 million for internal agency production costs. In addition, the agencies spent more than $194 million on producing and distributing technical or special interest information, the report stated. Eshleman said about 1,000 full-time federal employes are involved in the preparation and distribution of advertising and public information materials. He did not state the amount of money spent on their salaries. The Defense Department.spent $113.6 million for advertising in fiscal year 1975 while the Labor Department budgeted $30.4 million, the Commerce Department paid $17.9 million, the Agriculture Department $17.3 million and the U. S. Postal Service $16.3 million, he said. Eshleman said he was alarmed at the amount of money being spent on public relations at a time when all government spending should be justifiable. "Why so much money to advertise, especially when the media donates so much free time and space," he asked. Fifteen of the 25 agencies provided estimates of the donated advertising time and space, the Pennsylvania Democrat said. The estimates total $334 million. er, in return for a $300,000 contribution to the Nixon re-election campaign. A week ago, Wyman admitted that oc Aug. 15, he had testified before the grand jury about his alleged role in the Farkas matter. In answer to questions earlier about why he went to Washington, he made no mention of the grand jury appearance. Then special Watergate prosecutor Henry M. Ruth said in a letter, released by Wyman, that Wyman's role in the Farkas affair is still under investigation. Wyman has refused to comment beyond making the letter public. "Our campaign policy is not to comment on the Farkas thing. .. We think that the people are not interested," says George Young, a California-based political strategist who was brought in to manage the Wyman campaign. Durkin also avoids mentioning the grand jury testimony. "People don't care who Mrs. Farkas is unless she has their parking spot," he has said on several occasions. Instead, Durkin tries to portray Wyman as a pawn of oil and business interests. A revised Durkin radio advertisement opens with the tinkling of glasses at a cocktail party, and alleges that those attending the fund-raising event represented big oil, sugar and business interests. "I think that Louie's ties with the oil industry are much more important than Watergate last year and more important than the Farkas thing this year," Durkin said DvrkiB in a recent interview. * * · WYMAN DENIES close ties with big I businesss and oil lobbyists and accuses Durkin of "slandering" him in last fall's | campaign. But Wyman also has begun to call Dur-1 kin the "tool of the big labor bosses." Organized labor, in fact, is one of Durkin's strongest supporters and the source of I considerable campaign money. Personal attacks and countercharges of I slander so far characterize much of the | campaign. "When I arrived at this place people al-1 ready were calling each other liars," says Young, describing it as "the dirtiest" Senate election campaign he's ever seen. In an effort to give Wyman a boost, President Ford and former California Gov. Ronald Reagan are expected to come to New Hampshire during the last week before the election. The White House confirms the trip, but says plans are not yet final. PRICES GOOD AUGUST 31, SEPT. 1,2 ROUND STEAK |» T-BONE STEAK GROUND $199 3LB.OI. ..MORE 1 79 LB. SIRLOIN Argentina Lists Heavy Guerrilla Casualties STEAK 1" TUCUMAN, Argentina I/PI - At least 800 guerrillas have been killed, wounded or captured in the army's campaign against leftist terrorists in the rugged mountains of Tucuman Province in northern Argentina, a top-ranking army officer said Saturday. He said the victims include Chileans and Uruguayans who fight and die at the side of Argentina's Marxist guerrillas conducting war against the regular army. The guerrilla forces, he added, receive training from Cuban and Algerian terrorists. The last previously disclosed terrorist casualty figure in the Tucuman campaign, which opened Feb. 9, was 350. No figures have been given for army losses. The officer, a general in charge of the campaign who declined to be identified, discussed the fighting in an exclusive Associated Press interview three days after explosives planted under a local airport runway blew up an Argentine military C130 troop transport plane, killing four and injuring 25 of the 114 soldiers aboard. The plane carried border guards and security troops back from the Tucuman guerrilla front after a 60-day tour of duty. The army blamed the blast on leftist terrorists, and the underground left-wing Montonero guerrilla group claimed credit for the explosion. Some army sources said they, think both the Montoneros and the Marxist People's Revolutionary Army, the country's two major leftist terrorist groups, may have acted jointly in the blast. AN ESTIMATED additional 200 soldiers were sent into the mountains on Friday to hunt down terrorists after the blast. Late in the day, army sources said three suspects had been captured, but they were not identified. In Buenos Aires, Sen. Hipolito Yrigoyen demanded an explanation from President Isabel Peron's government on reports that Chilean leftist sympathizers may have- been killed in Argentina. The general said there are still about 200 guerrillas operating in the area and that an estimated 1,500 soldiers are after them. 2% MILK $129 Tean Queen MARGARINE KING SIZE BREAD . 1 3*99' 3 f-1 °-° 4Rr Loaves · 39 ei HEAD LETTUCE All Political Activities Banned in Bangladesh DACCA, Bangladesh (AP) - President Khondakar Mushtaque Ahmed on Saturday banned all political activities in Bangladesh. An ordinance issued by the president prohibited the formation of poltical parties in the country and said any violation of the order would be punishable with rigorous imprisonment up to seven years. The ordinance, which is unchallengeable, also provides for the forfeiture of properties and funds of illegal political parties. 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